Software Management call for RFEs

Michal Schmidt mschmidt at
Thu May 23 12:21:14 UTC 2013

On 05/23/2013 01:33 PM, Simone Caronni wrote:
> On 22 May 2013 23:18, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>     (10) Get rid of multilib, /usr/lib64 etc and copy what Debian/Ubuntu
>>     are doing.
> might I ask the reasoning behind this? I found the current RHEL/Fedora
> approach much better.
> For example; at work we use IBM Lotus Notes, which is a 32 bit package.
> To install it in a 32 bit or 64 bit environment the command is the same
> (i.e. yum localinstall) as it will pull in the correct 32 bit
> dependencies. Basically hassle free.
> The guys that run Debian/Ubuntu notebooks, have to go through a series
> of dependency problems just to install the package in a 64 bit
> environment with getlibs and the like:

These examples both suggest the use of the "ia32-libs" package. The 
package was an ugly workaround for the missing multilib support in 
Debian, but it should be obsolete with full multiarch in Debian 7.0.



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